Once again proving the best accessories for a summer wardrobe are a well-defined chest and rock-hard abs, ridiculously gorgeous Rod 2.0 fave LL Cool J covers the August Men's Fitness. After salivating over the cover, enjoy the eight-page editorial (video) to learn some workout tips from the 40-year-old rapper, actor and designer.
LL, whose real name is Todd Smith, has joked that because of his "sexy" image many men are embarrassed to admit they enjoy his music. In the MF editorial, the music and fitness icon dismisses persistent rumors that his newly-buffed body was chemically or surgically enhanced. "I looked in the mirror and didn't like what I saw," he says of a time seven years ago, when he decided to diet and hit the weights with a fierceness. "I saw some ripples on my back and some spots that I didn't feel comfortable with. But I wanted to do it the right way and not go lie on anybody's operating table. It took a lot I had to dig deep, but, that is what I am doing."
LL Cool J first made the cover of Men's Fitness in July 2003. He becomes the only two-time cover model in the magazine's history.
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